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Floodwater cyclists prompt police alarm

Oxford Mail: Floodwater cyclists prompt police alarm Floodwater cyclists prompt police alarm

Cyclists were still trying to cross the flooded road at Wytham yesterday where a man on a bike died on Wednesday.

A man and woman, above, were seen by the Oxford Mail braving the floods despite a warning from police about the dangers.

A 73-year-old man, from Oxford, went into the water in Godstow Road shortly after midday on Wednesday.

Supt Christian Bunt, police area commander for Oxford, warned people not to enter flood water.

On Saturday, mobility scooter user Gabriel Stocks, of Kelham Hall Drive, Wheatley, died after falling into the flooded Thames from the towpath near Osney.

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9:37am Fri 10 Jan 14

grandconjuration says...

The two people picture are walking with bicycles. Hence, they are pedestrians and not cyclists.
The two people picture are walking with bicycles. Hence, they are pedestrians and not cyclists. grandconjuration
  • Score: 70

9:43am Fri 10 Jan 14

Bart_simpsonDoh says...

Typical cyclists, thinking that warnings and the law do not apply to them.
Typical cyclists, thinking that warnings and the law do not apply to them. Bart_simpsonDoh
  • Score: -200

9:55am Fri 10 Jan 14

Floflo says...

Bart_simpsonDoh wrote:
Typical cyclists, thinking that warnings and the law do not apply to them.
Is there any particular law you are referring to?
[quote][p][bold]Bart_simpsonDoh[/bold] wrote: Typical cyclists, thinking that warnings and the law do not apply to them.[/p][/quote]Is there any particular law you are referring to? Floflo
  • Score: 67

11:04am Fri 10 Jan 14

grandconjuration says...

Is it against the law or dangerous to walk through water that is about 12 inches deep whilst wearing Wellington boots?

Are the police really alarmed about this? Or, is it just a pitiful attempt for the OM publish yet another article with an anti-cyclist agenda.

Get a grip.
Is it against the law or dangerous to walk through water that is about 12 inches deep whilst wearing Wellington boots? Are the police really alarmed about this? Or, is it just a pitiful attempt for the OM publish yet another article with an anti-cyclist agenda. Get a grip. grandconjuration
  • Score: 68

11:20am Fri 10 Jan 14

Neonlights says...

Do those 2 people 'really' look at risk. I've seen deeper duck ponds than what they're trying to cross.

Talk about over dramatising something. Is the OM trying to go the same way as the Daily Mail?
Do those 2 people 'really' look at risk. I've seen deeper duck ponds than what they're trying to cross. Talk about over dramatising something. Is the OM trying to go the same way as the Daily Mail? Neonlights
  • Score: -105

11:24am Fri 10 Jan 14

grandconjuration says...

Bart_simpsonDoh wrote:
Typical cyclists, thinking that warnings and the law do not apply to them.
Why does any article with the word 'cyclists' in attract idiotic comments from muppets like you?

I note that you've not left any comments on a recent report describing the conviction of drink drivers.

http://www.oxfordmai
l.co.uk/news/1092248
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[quote][p][bold]Bart_simpsonDoh[/bold] wrote: Typical cyclists, thinking that warnings and the law do not apply to them.[/p][/quote]Why does any article with the word 'cyclists' in attract idiotic comments from muppets like you? I note that you've not left any comments on a recent report describing the conviction of drink drivers. http://www.oxfordmai l.co.uk/news/1092248 9.The_Scales_of_Just ice/ grandconjuration
  • Score: 63

1:50pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Bart_simpsonDoh says...

The Laws.....Going through red lights, one streets the wrong way, cycling on pavements, no lights, .................
The Laws.....Going through red lights, one streets the wrong way, cycling on pavements, no lights, ................. Bart_simpsonDoh
  • Score: -196

3:07pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Arnold.Brewer says...

I see no danger from this photo - in fact cycled through there only the other week when it was ankle deep. Regrettable though it is that someone died at this point, think sensibly if we were to stop all activity where someone died?? we wouldn't get far would we??
I see no danger from this photo - in fact cycled through there only the other week when it was ankle deep. Regrettable though it is that someone died at this point, think sensibly if we were to stop all activity where someone died?? we wouldn't get far would we?? Arnold.Brewer
  • Score: -81

6:17pm Fri 10 Jan 14

seamusl says...

Bart_simpsonDoh wrote:
The Laws.....Going through red lights, one streets the wrong way, cycling on pavements, no lights, .................
How many red lights are there here, and I cannot see any riding going on let alone on pavements, knock it off and please stop getting so wound up, maybe a visit to The Warneford to find a cause for your phobia with regard to cyclists.
[quote][p][bold]Bart_simpsonDoh[/bold] wrote: The Laws.....Going through red lights, one streets the wrong way, cycling on pavements, no lights, .................[/p][/quote]How many red lights are there here, and I cannot see any riding going on let alone on pavements, knock it off and please stop getting so wound up, maybe a visit to The Warneford to find a cause for your phobia with regard to cyclists. seamusl
  • Score: 60

7:25pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Floflo says...

Bart_simpsonDoh wrote:
The Laws.....Going through red lights, one streets the wrong way, cycling on pavements, no lights, .................
Your quite the obsessive aren't you Bart! A story about floods and cycling comes along and you immediately drone on about red lights and one way streets.

Why don't you start cycling as an outlet for your pent up frustrations?
[quote][p][bold]Bart_simpsonDoh[/bold] wrote: The Laws.....Going through red lights, one streets the wrong way, cycling on pavements, no lights, .................[/p][/quote]Your quite the obsessive aren't you Bart! A story about floods and cycling comes along and you immediately drone on about red lights and one way streets. Why don't you start cycling as an outlet for your pent up frustrations? Floflo
  • Score: 58

8:48pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Sophia says...

Someone died there Wednesday, folk are grieving. Leave off these silly arguments for now
Someone died there Wednesday, folk are grieving. Leave off these silly arguments for now Sophia
  • Score: -53

11:07am Thu 16 Jan 14

livid99 says...

Bart_simpsonDoh wrote:
The Laws.....Going through red lights, one streets the wrong way, cycling on pavements, no lights, .................
All true, and it looks like the alert has gone out to oxford cyclists to hammer the thumbs down button for anyone who dares to make a negative comment again......
[quote][p][bold]Bart_simpsonDoh[/bold] wrote: The Laws.....Going through red lights, one streets the wrong way, cycling on pavements, no lights, .................[/p][/quote]All true, and it looks like the alert has gone out to oxford cyclists to hammer the thumbs down button for anyone who dares to make a negative comment again...... livid99
  • Score: -119

11:09am Thu 16 Jan 14

livid99 says...

grandconjuration wrote:
The two people picture are walking with bicycles. Hence, they are pedestrians and not cyclists.
Oh fear......Anything to deflect criticism of cyclists.
[quote][p][bold]grandconjuration[/bold] wrote: The two people picture are walking with bicycles. Hence, they are pedestrians and not cyclists.[/p][/quote]Oh fear......Anything to deflect criticism of cyclists. livid99
  • Score: -118

6:05pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Dan - Eynsham says...

Livid 99. The law says that someone pushing a bicycle is a pedestrian. That is why you are allowed to push your bicycle while walking along a pavement. It is incidentally why you can push your pushchair on a pavement too.

I am sorry that the mere mention or picture of a bicycle sends you and BartS into paroxysms of disgust. .
Livid 99. The law says that someone pushing a bicycle is a pedestrian. That is why you are allowed to push your bicycle while walking along a pavement. It is incidentally why you can push your pushchair on a pavement too. I am sorry that the mere mention or picture of a bicycle sends you and BartS into paroxysms of disgust. . Dan - Eynsham
  • Score: 41

10:51pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Fantomas says...

livid99 wrote:
grandconjuration wrote:
The two people picture are walking with bicycles. Hence, they are pedestrians and not cyclists.
Oh fear......Anything to deflect criticism of cyclists.
You took a few days to respond to this story. What happened? Did you lose your head dobber?
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grandconjuration[/bold] wrote: The two people picture are walking with bicycles. Hence, they are pedestrians and not cyclists.[/p][/quote]Oh fear......Anything to deflect criticism of cyclists.[/p][/quote]You took a few days to respond to this story. What happened? Did you lose your head dobber? Fantomas
  • Score: 39

2:57pm Fri 17 Jan 14

livid99 says...

Dan - Eynsham wrote:
Livid 99. The law says that someone pushing a bicycle is a pedestrian. That is why you are allowed to push your bicycle while walking along a pavement. It is incidentally why you can push your pushchair on a pavement too.

I am sorry that the mere mention or picture of a bicycle sends you and BartS into paroxysms of disgust. .
Yes PUSHING your bicycle along the pavement. But this is not what many cyclists do is it ?.....they ride on the pavement, often at speed, and expect pedestrians to get out of their way, and then get all p*ssed off and defensive when someone dares to criticise them.
[quote][p][bold]Dan - Eynsham[/bold] wrote: Livid 99. The law says that someone pushing a bicycle is a pedestrian. That is why you are allowed to push your bicycle while walking along a pavement. It is incidentally why you can push your pushchair on a pavement too. I am sorry that the mere mention or picture of a bicycle sends you and BartS into paroxysms of disgust. .[/p][/quote]Yes PUSHING your bicycle along the pavement. But this is not what many cyclists do is it ?.....they ride on the pavement, often at speed, and expect pedestrians to get out of their way, and then get all p*ssed off and defensive when someone dares to criticise them. livid99
  • Score: -115

2:59pm Fri 17 Jan 14

livid99 says...

Fantomas wrote:
livid99 wrote:
grandconjuration wrote:
The two people picture are walking with bicycles. Hence, they are pedestrians and not cyclists.
Oh fear......Anything to deflect criticism of cyclists.
You took a few days to respond to this story. What happened? Did you lose your head dobber?
Better things to do, matey...
[quote][p][bold]Fantomas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grandconjuration[/bold] wrote: The two people picture are walking with bicycles. Hence, they are pedestrians and not cyclists.[/p][/quote]Oh fear......Anything to deflect criticism of cyclists.[/p][/quote]You took a few days to respond to this story. What happened? Did you lose your head dobber?[/p][/quote]Better things to do, matey... livid99
  • Score: -111

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